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  • Mississippi governor mulls lottery to help fund highways

    May 5, 2017 3:29 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he might ask legislators to consider creating a lottery during a special session in June. He said Thursday he will do it only if the state chamber of commerce supports using a lottery to help pay for highways and bridges. Transportation has been... more »
  • Mississippi gov intends to join transgender bathroom lawsuit

    May 26, 2016 5:22 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he intends to join 11 states in suing the Obama administration for telling U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Republican Bryant says in a statement Thursday that his staff has spoken to... more »
  • Mississippi councilmember's police comments incite controversy

    January 2, 2016 9:05 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson city councilmember is coming under fire for comments he made suggesting people throw rocks, bricks and bottles on police officers from other jurisdictions who chase misdemeanor suspects into the city. Local media reported that Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes said Thursday that high speed chases... more »
  • Miss. governor says 2016 good year to vote on changes to state flag

    October 29, 2015 5:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Gov. Phil Bryant says if Mississippi voters are going to consider removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, 2016 would be a good time to do it. Republican Bryant says Thursday that he's not pushing for change, but he recognizes the flag is getting... more »

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